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Record ID: FAKL-C686D5
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Rotherham
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Post Medieval cannon ball, or ball from ball mill. Cast iron with a diameter ranging between 83.6mm and 80.5mm (c. 3.3 inches. The ball weighs 1997.1g (4.4 pounds) and fails to fit into any of the accepted calibres for Civil War, or later ordnance hence the suggestion that it may have come from a ball mill. This might be supported by its lack of symmetry. A ball mill consisted of a horizontal, revolving drum which contained iron balls. As the cylinder turned the constantly falling balls pulverised material placed in the drum. Ball mills were used in the preparated of powders for makin…
Created on: Monday 28th November 2016
Last updated: Thursday 7th September 2017
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Record ID: DENO-F42841
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Rotherham
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Small iron cannon ball, spherical iron ball. Diameter 40.2mm, weight 228g. Weighing c. 0.5lb, and measuring 1.5 inches this could have come from a Serpentine gun, a small matchlock cannon with c.1.5 inches bore firing 0.5lb shot.
Created on: Monday 7th November 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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